- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
04-28-11, 06:16 PM #3
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- What's that?
Did you read the blog post about it yesterday, or just the headlines?
BlackBerry 6.1 is now named BlackBerry 7! (and no, it is not QNX based) | CrackBerry.com
it could be that because some of the new features in BlackBerry 6.1/7 require hardware that's not currently in BlackBerry 6 Smartphones, that we won't see 6.1/7 hit current BlackBerry 6 phones so RIM wanted to differentiate the OS numbers a bit further than one decimal place. Keep in mind on our 2011 roadmap we also saw references to a "lite" version of BlackBerry 6.1 - so hopefully that means we'll still seem solid updates come to current BlackBerry 6 devices.
- 04-29-11, 02:07 AM #6
It wouldn't take much more OS to turn our bolds into a laggy, unpleasant exercise in frustration. I'm already afflicted with spinning clocks ,sometimes long enough to cause me to set down the phone and wait for it to finish whatever it was so busy with. I expect a bigger, more complex OS would make this worse, barring some magical coding improvement.
- 04-29-11, 10:43 AM #7
I am with skyboxer on this one. I really dont understand why people who have blackberries can not be happy with what OS they have on the phone right now. Its going to take RIM a solid 6 months to make the os ready for a phone anyway. By that time I am certain there will be something new and shiny that everyone will be whining about.
Remember with OS6 came out and everyone was wondering if it would run on thier 83xx maybe you should upgrade to a new device if you want the newest software. Otherwise make do with what you have.
Let the flaming begin.
- 04-29-11, 11:06 AM #9
With a touchscreen and faster processor, OS6/7 would probably be a joy to use. But on my 9650, OS6 seemed to be stretching the limits a bit...
- CrackBerry Addict
04-30-11, 06:49 PM #13
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Didn't flame you tho
- 04-30-11, 07:02 PM #14
- CrackBerry Addict
05-01-11, 08:30 AM #17
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Really doesn't matter to me either way. My 9650 works for me the way it is, and it works well. Does everthing I need it to do, and I am quite a heavy user. It is a major business tool for me, and never out of my hand.
I upgraded to v.6 when it first became available, but quickly switched back to v.5, as I could not handle the lack of column view in the browser.
This Bold will not be having anymore OS updates!
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- 05-01-11, 09:19 AM #19
"Keep in mind on our 2011 roadmap we also saw references to a "lite" version of BlackBerry 6.1 - so hopefully that means we'll still seem solid updates come to current BlackBerry 6 devices. " ~ Kevin Michaluk
- 05-01-11, 09:25 AM #20
I'm agree those that say the 9650 will not be getting OS7. I'm hoping because RIM is pushing the OS to the next number it means some great up grades, up grades that the 9650 can't handle.
Now, OS6.1 lite? we see.
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-01-11, 10:40 PM #23
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I totally agree with Skyboxer and the rest of the folks that share the same idea: My Bold meets and/or exceeds my business and personal needs currently running on OS5:
2. PDA and
3. multimedia device.
*In that order.
I loved my first BB an 8330, was great and served my needs for a couple years just fine. The Bold 9650 is doing the same. I to find it to run faster and smother with OS5, of course I used BBSAK to help it meet my specific needs and remove Sprint bloatware.
In short, I am happy with my 9650 as is...will I upgrade my phone the future, of course. Will I do it as soon as the next major phone upgrade hit's the market, heck no!
Cellphone sales run the same sales gimmick and price life as New Cars. You buy the latest and greatest...your wallet is gonna feel the pain!...However, if you wait, let the smoke settle, allow the kinks to get worked out of the hardware and software, let the prices start falling and maybe even find someone who didn't like it, and sell you a "used" one with 'low mileage." You then just "cut a fat hog in the a**!" like my colorful father-in-law would say. :-)
Most importantly, for me, it let's that little child in me that is crying, "I want, I want, I want" settle down and then I can clearly answer the question "but, do I need it?"
my two pennies on this topic.
In the end...to each his own! That's what makes this forum great-'you can take what you use and leave the rest!'
- 05-01-11, 10:54 PM #24
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-01-11, 11:20 PM #25
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Smartphones are like any other computers in that sense...there's always a limit to how much new software you can put on an older build of hardware before you start to see slowdowns and crashes. If your system's not broken, no need to fix it!